What are your crabs up to?

Where we discuss the behavior of our hermit crabs, as in fights, pecking orders, shell swaps, etc. Please post all naked-crab posts in the Emergency forum.
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curlysister
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by curlysister » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:47 pm

Well, Cher came up from the shortest molt she has ever had....only to return under ground again the very next day. Now I am wondering if her 'extremely long molts' have always been like this. She usually stays under much longer than Sonny, even tho he is larger. Maybe she doesn't stay down all that time, maybe she is coming up and down and I just never caught her on the surface before!
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by purplepincher » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:09 pm

lol
I love my little Acorn! #besthermitcrabever
I also Love Jesus! My favorite food is doughnuts, my favorite drink is orange soda,
and my favorite color is gold! (I like shiny things)

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by sallrw » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:48 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:13 am
You have to watch to the end. Here's the dialogue:

"Here, let me help. I've got you.... I've got you... let go, I have you.... hmmm... maybe if I get on the other side, hold on, uhhh... that's not gonna work. Just let go. I have you."

"I thought you had me!!!"

https://youtu.be/ytFlXhu0Pkg
Oh my gosh I couldn't stop laughing :lol: He was actually pushing up on the other crab trying to help him back up. Too cute!

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by aslansgirl89 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:24 pm

Shallan is enjoying climbing on the new toys that I made for her from some materials my husband brought home from work specifically for the crabs! They aren't spoiled or anything! Image

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by sallrw » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:29 pm

aslansgirl89 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:24 pm
Shallan is enjoying climbing on the new toys that I made for her from some materials my husband brought home from work specifically for the crabs! They aren't spoiled or anything! Image

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Wow what a beauty she is :love1:


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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Cottman26 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:58 pm

I have 1 upside down on the mesh lid right now. Is it ok to leave hime there?

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by sallrw » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:28 am

Cottman26 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:58 pm
I have 1 upside down on the mesh lid right now. Is it ok to leave hime there?
Your crab is probably down by now. They usually climb down after a while and can hang on pretty tight to mesh and nets so not likely to fall. If you are afraid of escape you can try to gently get him down if he does it again. Never pull hard if a crab hangs on because a crabs would rather give up a limb than let go by force. You may already know this but just in case you don't...if your lid is nothing but mesh, the top needs to be covered to keep in warmth and humidity. Hope this helps

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What are your crabs up to?

Post by Overmountain1 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:34 pm

The first is Princess enjoying a snack while being stalked by Mr. EnDoh. Image

The second is Corn, who just came up from molt today- she’s super vibrant where her color shows and always keeps lighter tips.

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:47 pm

So interesting. Crabs in one tank love freeze dried crickets. Crabs in the other tank look like they don't eat the crickets at all.
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Cottman26 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:23 am

How is everyone posting these pictures? Im using a browser on android

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:33 am

Cottman26 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:23 am
How is everyone posting these pictures? Im using a browser on android
You can post with the app Tapatalk.
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Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi


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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by KristenL0522 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:20 pm

Look where I found Scuttle this morning. He is becoming more and more outgoing and he lovvves to climb things.

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I checked the camera when I got up to use the bathroom and I heard a bunch of noise. I was like hmmmm so I went to check on him and this was where he was. I try to leave them alone but I didn’t want him to be stuck and get hot from the camera so I did get him down. He did not like it lol and held on for dear life.


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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:39 pm

KristenL0522 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:20 pm
Look where I found Scuttle this morning. He is becoming more and more outgoing and he lovvves to climb things.

Image

I checked the camera when I got up to use the bathroom and I heard a bunch of noise. I was like hmmmm so I went to check on him and this was where he was. I try to leave them alone but I didn’t want him to be stuck and get hot from the camera so I did get him down. He did not like it lol and held on for dear life.


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Mine have done that. If he gets too warm, he'll move.
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by purplepincher » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:40 am

that shell is just like the ones i have!
I love my little Acorn! #besthermitcrabever
I also Love Jesus! My favorite food is doughnuts, my favorite drink is orange soda,
and my favorite color is gold! (I like shiny things)

I am also a Die hard Lego fan!

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Re: bath time

Post by Hermiesguardian » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:41 pm

Watch him bathe himself. He really give a lot of attention to his big pincher. He wants it to shine. And when he's squeeky clean, he has to get back in the sand. :roll:

https://youtu.be/O6r-mk3YC8Q
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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